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McBride hosts Mountain Mania 6 by asTRid FRaZieR Contributor

McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association hosted Mountain Mania 6 this past weekend. The Mountain Mania snowmobiling event is held every year and McBride was chosen for this year’s site. The weekend started on Friday with a meet and greet at the Robson Valley Community Hall, where some members of Thunderstruck Films showed one of their sledding videos. There were about 100 people in attendance. Thunderstruck is known as one of the premier producers of sledding films. On Saturday, a banquet and dance (with a live band Sound Explosion) was also held at the community hall with 250 in attendance. Catering was done by the Elks/Royal Purple, who had a wonderful meal of roast beef, chicken and all the trimmings. Local high school students volunteered their time to help out for the evening, clearing dishes after the meal. “ launched its site six years ago by Ron Willert (owner) who wanted a Canadian site to focus on Western Canada’s outdoor recreational sports. He had a dream of finding 5,000 like-minded members to share their experiences with each other. Today we have roughly 35,000 members,” said Curtis Uffelman, the master of ceremonies and event organizer. members promote outdoor sports in a positive manner. They don’t believe in drinking and riding, don’t leave garbage behind, and generally try to make a positive image for their sports. The group promotes and supports avalanche safety groups

and associations, aids and assists avalanche victims, and donates to special projects and initiatives like raising money for the rescue of the horses of McBride, as well as helping pay to send a little girl who had cancer to Disneyland . Their first event was in Golden a few years ago, which hosted about 45 participants. hosts family events that promote life-long friendships, good fun and benefits to the hosting community. They rely on locals and businesses from all across Canada to donate prizes for the events that allow attending members to win some good sporting items. McBride Big Country Snowmobile Club member Barry Walline and his family (his wife Judy and son Robert), the local snowmobile club and many others from McBride and area worked tirelessly to organize the event. Walline reports that he reserved all the accommodation rooms he could for the event, arranged to have most of the necessary accessories for the event bought locally and arranged for the catering service. “Events like this help to promote the good relations and mutual respect between us locals and our visitors,” said Walline. “It helps to introduce the people that work hard to keep our trail/cabins clean for the people who use them, not to mention the people who clean their rooms, cook and serve their food and drink. It gets them to interact on a personal level.” Walline believes that when you put faces to the people doing the work, there comes a gradual respect towards the residents and amenities of the community. He noted that there’s almost no more graffiti in the cabins and the people that do the spring clean-up of the trails say that there is a 90 per cent improvement for garbage left behind. “That right there says a lot towards the good relations that events such as this build. It shows the sledders as people, not just a source of income to the town. And in turn, the people of the community get to see the sledders in a positive light and promote friendships and good relations. This promotes the respect of the community and everything it offers,” said Walline. Walline noted that the success of these events relies heavily on volunteers and he welcomes all the help he can get. Many volunteers came forward for this weekend and the club is very grateful. Walline goes on to thank all the sponsors and donators (local and from outside the area) for their generous help. He received a well-deserved plaque of appreciation from to recognize him and all the volunteers for their work on Mountain Mania 6 in McBride., Thunderstruck, and sled members all claimed McBride was a great host town and one of the best sledding destinations. A great time was had by all. Thanks to, the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Club, Thunderstruck, all the sponsors and volunteers. We hope to see you in McBride again soon.

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Bears Paw Polar Bear Dip makes a big splash ! By DANIEL BETTS

As spectators and participants began making there way onto Patricia Lake last Sunday, there was a thin coating of ice covering the large square hole in the lake where the brave intended to jump. A large sign declared the temperature of the water was just 1 C. Soon participants, some in costume, were preparing to make their splash, some looking at the dark hole in the ice with trepidation. Two ice safety experts, donning wetsuits, got

into the freezing water to remove the ice from the surface, they would remain in the water to assist any of the dippers who needed it. With lots of support and cheering from the large gathering of spectators, including Jasper the bear, the fearless participants, sacrificing the comfort of dry warm clothing for the just cause of raising money for the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, lined up. Three at a time they leaped into the icy dark water, quickly emerging up the provided ladders, steam pouring from their chilled bodies, some releasing loud cries of shock. “You know it wasn’t that bad,” declared

organizer Melody Gaboury. “It was worth it for all the pledges I raised personally.” Gadboury exceeded her goals and raised $2,232 for the Canadian Diabetes Foundation. The prize for top money raised went to Crystal Bourne, who received pledges in the amount of $1,085. Second prize went to Andrew Yakielashek, raising $600 and third prize went to Wilma Verheije with pledges totalling $205.50. The prize for best costume went to “Pope”

Jan Pecek. Second prize was awarded to Jocelyn Nadeau who dressed as a woman and Sarah Keilbach won third prize for her “Thing One” costume. The grand total of money raised for the Canadian Diabetes Foundation during the event was $5,023. Forty-five people braved the cold and leaped into the icy waters of Patricia Lake this year, 11 more than last year.

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Building literacy By DANIEL BETTS, Editor

With all the fun and exciting winter activities happening this time of year, it is important that we don’t forget that it is also literacy week. Officially, Family Literacy Day is Jan. 27, but this year organizers in both Jasper and the Robson Valley have added a whole week of activities with the intention of pointing a spotlight on developing literacy skills for both parents and children. According to ABC Life Literacy Canada, Family Literacy Day is meant to help families find the many ways they can develop and use literacy skills in their daily lives. From enjoying a bedtime storybook, to playing word games, writing to a friend or relative, or even making out a shopping list, parents and children can integrate family time with learning and building literacy skills. Long-term research by the National Centre for Family Literacy suggests that families that attend family literacy programs are less dependent upon public assistance. Research by Literacy BC shows that when children are encouraged to read at home they have a better chance of becoming fully literate adults. Also, another study by Literacy BC, suggests that children are likely to enter Grade 1 with several thousand hours of one-to-one pre-reading experience if they are raised in literate households. It is true that there are very few truly illiterate people in Canada, that is people who cannot read at all. However there are many who are challenged by low literacy and find it difficult to fully and confidently engage in work or everyday activities. According to ABC Life Literacy, literacy skills can deteriorate over time if habits do not support literacy development and maintenance. Literacy skills are described as being like muscles that need to be maintained and strengthened with regular use. A family that reads and learns together is a benefit to both parents and children. Overall, a community is far stronger when the majority of the population has high literacy skills. Participating in literacy building programs is a good reminder to practice our literacy skills and keep them well honed and sharp. ABC Life Literacy suggest that just 15 minutes a day involved in some form of literacy activity can make all difference. Of course the best reason to participate in Family Literacy Week is to have fun with your family. Be sure to check out what is planned in this week’s issue of the The Valley Sentinel. There are many fun things to do during the course of the week.


It has come to our attention that errors appear in the Jan. 17 issue of The Valley Sentinel in the article regarding the Business Case for the proposed new location for the library and museum in McBride. Firstly, the McBride and District Library does own the property on which it resides. Secondly, the cost of Phase one is $1.2 million, not $300,000, which is the amount of personal fund raising for the campaign. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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We must all fight to regain our democratic and human rights Dear Editor, BC Hydro’s smart meter strategy is becoming even uglier in 2013. Hydro has no intention of listening to, or working with citizens concerned about the installation of two-way wireless transmitters, coined “smart meters” on their homes. Neither have they any motivation to address or respond to the cautionary input of highly qualified researchers, engineers, military experts and medical professionals. Now, 140,000 homeowners have received a new form letter from BC Hydro re-stating that they must receive a smart meter, the first stage of their invasive and unhealthy “smart grid” program. Hydro’s letter is full of assertions, omissions and misleading statements. Seven per cent of B.C. households and 59 municipalities have spoken for choice. Many others have posted refusal signs and made calls to BC Hydro, yet still ended up with a smart meter. The slide to dictatorship and denial of democratic rights should be hugely concerning to every single citizen of Canada, no matter if they like the WHO class 2B “possibly carcinogenic” microwave device smart meters or not. Sadly, we must all fight to regain our democratic and human rights. For three years now, a dedicated, informed group of unfunded volunteers has worked to raise awareness about BC Hydro’s smart meter program and its far-reaching effects. They have persisted, in spite of very powerful

wireless promotion and deflection from the industry, and with very little acknowledgement from mainstream media or provincial government officials, to provide balance for the heavily funded advertisements and government backing for BC Hydro’s initiative. For those who have received BC Hydro’s letters, failing to respond in writing will be taken as implied consent. The following reputable website provides a valuable and time sensitive response letter template (Home/News page), as well as access to a growing amount of valuable, unfunded information and studies regarding smart meters: Sincerely, Leigh Jackson McBride

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Jan. 17 RDFFG board meeting highlights

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Committee appointments confirmed The Regional District approved a number of appointments to standing committees, external agencies, and select committees. Directors appointed to external agencies include: • Municipal Finance Authority – Shari Green • Fraser Basin Council – Lara Beckett • PG Treaty Advisory Committee – Terry Burgess • Columbia Basin Trust – Andru McCracken • Municipal Insurance Association – Stephanie Killam • NCLGA – Mike Frazier • Northern Treaties Treaty Advisory Committee – Stephanie Killam • Yellowhead Highway Association – Ken Starchuck • NDIT’s PG Regional Advisory Committee – Art Kaehn • Omineca Beetle Action Coalition – Art Kaehn • Valemount Area Recreation Development Association – Ken Starchuck • Kinbasket Weir Committee – Ken Starchuck 2013 Meeting schedule changes The Regional District traditionally holds its regular board meetings on the third Thursday of the month. Directors approved amending the schedule so the February meeting will move from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28. The June meeting will move from June 20 to June 13, and the July meeting will shift from July 18 to July 11. The February Committee of the Whole meeting will also move from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27. Pacific Sport seeking support for Northern Student Athlete Training and Development Centre Representatives from northern B.C. Pacific Sport provided an overview on a proposed Northern Student Athlete Training and Sport Development Centre. The centre will provide access to services and a training environment that is not currently available in northern B.C. The project has two components. The first is the development of a strength and conditioning training room and the second is a multi-use learning centre with advanced IT capabilities to serve the community and region. The centre would be located within the Northern Sport Centre. Pacific Sport has applied for a number of grants and is seeking the Regional District’s support for a grant application to the Northern Development Initiatives Trust. Community Grants The Board approved the following requests for Community and Recreation Grants: • $1,255 to the Ness Lake Recreation Commission for operating expenses • $30,000 to the Tabor Lake Clean Up Society for operating expenses • $600 to the Bear Lake Recreation Association for community dinner expenses • $500 to the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council for the Fraser Heritage Festival




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Valemount Health Centre changes to after-hours emergency access If you need emergency health care outside regular Health Centre hours, call 9-1-1 Valemount Health Centre Emergency Room hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For non-emergency health information call HealthLink BC (8-1-1) to get advice from a Registered Nurse, 24 hours per day.

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New e-resource at Jasper Municipal Library


Members of the Jasper Municipal Library can now read their favourite international, national and provincial newspaper from cover to cover, sometimes before the publications hit the newsstands. Press Display is an online resource that contains 1,200 newspapers from around the world. It provides up-todate news and information from 94 countries in 48 languages, including 291 Canadian newspapers. Publications are in full-colour, full format and run on a range of platforms, including PC, Mac, iPhone and Blackberry. Press Display provides Jasper residents from other countries access to the news in their native language. The Press Display license is funded by the Alberta Government through the Alberta Public Library Electronic Network and is a compliment to the full format magazine resource “Zino.” Login at with your library card.

From 2006 to 2009, through the Jasper Trails Project public participation process, Parks Canada asked trail users for input into designing their ideal trail network and setting aside space for wildlife. Recreational feedback was combined with the park’s best ecological knowledge – specifically important wildlife corridors and prime/sensitive habitats. The process involved some give and take from both recreational and ecological perspectives, but resulted in the 2009 Three Valley Confluence (TVC) Trail Plan, supported by both the park and trail community. The goal of the TVC Trail Plan is to restore and maintain priority wildlife movement corridors in the valley while enhancing the existing trail opportunities. Headway has been made on both recreational and ecological fronts. For example, the development and signage of the Easy Trail System (Bighorn Alley, Red Squirrel Run, Wapiti, Pyramid

and Woodpecker trails) and the incorporation of numerous trails into the official system has improved trail connectivity and variety. Ecologically, the Pyramid, Signal and Maligne priority wildlife corridors have been closed to all human use. Approximately 50 per cent of the 104 recommendations in the TVC Trail Plan have been implemented. Over the course of the next several years, the park aims to continue implementation with assistance from the Jasper Trail Alliance. This spring, Parks Canada is working with the Fitzhugh to bring you a series of articles on Trail Plan implementation in the Three Valley Confluence. Each article will focus on a specific region, providing information about the area and discussing proposed trail priorities for 2013. To find out more, look for region maps and articles in upcoming editions of the Fitzhugh.

Jasper Film Club donates 2011–2012 season to library SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mattie Smith, U16 Jasper Ski Team racer, crosses a blocking gate in the CRESA Slalom on Dromedary at Marmot Basin.

Great start for Jasper U16 ski racers Jasper Ski Team’s U16 racers have had two busy weekends of GS and Slalom racing. Months of dry-land and on snow training have paid off with great finishes, personal bests and top 15 results. After battling -25 C temperatures, illness, and frostbite on the difficult icy Mens World Cup Downhill course in Lake Louise, it was a relief to have warmer weather and home hill advantage at Marmot Basin. In the events, Emerson Ostrander and Sam Wall have collected two top 10 ribbons each and Mattie Smith is quickly moving up in the provincial standings with 14th and 17th place finishes. Close behind, Sadie Howe is also consistently collecting series points. Keep watching for two other third year athletic talents, Nick Proc and Whitecourt’s Bailey Ostrander, who continue to advance in the standings. The teams’ new Edmonton racers, Mikayla Lamb and Ethan Schriver are also impressing their coaches with their hard work and ongoing improvement. Coach Marek Revai states he is very happy with the progression of the team this season and expects to see even stronger performances. Come out and cheer on the speedy U12 races this weekend at Marmot Basin.

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Jasper Municipal Library’s DVD collection just got a little bigger. On Monday, Jan. 21, Chris Garnham, secretary/ treasurer of the Jasper Film Club, delivered the entire 2011-12 season of club films, on DVD, to Judy Krefting of the Jasper Municipal Library. According to Garnham, with the exception of those few films that were never released to DVD, the complete set of Jasper Film Club screenings are available to library members. “These donations go back through the full 10 years that the film club has been bringing films from the Toronto International Film Festival to the Chaba Theatre,” said Garnham. SUBMITTED PHOTO The films, and screening date for each, of this year’s Judy Krefting of the Jasper Municipal Library receives the donation are: 2011-12 season of the Jasper Film Club, on DVD, from • Attack the Block: part of the Mini-Film Fest Sept. Chris Garnham, secretary/treasurer of the club. 2011 • Beginners: part of the Mini-Film Fest Sept.2011 • The Debt: Nov. 3, 2011 • Take Shelter: Dec. 1, 2011 • The Guard: Jan. 12, 2012 Proposed Fee Changes Changements proposés à la tarification • The Artist: Feb. 2, 2012 Beginning January 11, 2013 until February 18, Du 11 janvier au 18 février 2013, le parc national • Monsieur Lazhar: 2013 Jasper National Park will be consulting on Jasper tiendra des consultations publiques sur March 1, 2012 l’augmentation des droits suivants : fee increases for the following areas: • My Week with Marilyn: - Droits d’utilisation (à l’échelle nationale et locale) - Visitor Use (national and local) April 12, 2012

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Feb. 8 to 10 is the McBride Ladies Curling Bonspiel. The Bonspiel is limited to 16 teams so get your names to Kevin as soon as possible at 250-569-7434.

Kids curling in Valemount

Diana Piper of the Valemount Curling Club is excited to announce it got a donation of new brooms from Yellowhead Helicopters for the kids this year. Kids curling will be on Thursdays for six weeks starting Jan. 31 to Mar. 7. It is for all elementary school-aged kids. The cost is $30 for the six weeks. All the kids need is clean shoes and winter clothes; mitts, toques, etc. This service is run by volunteers.

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There is a drop in curling league on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. for adults.

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Indoor market opening Mar. 1 by allan FrederiCK reporter

Barbara Jackson is very excited about a new idea. The store known as Odds N Ends, presently at 488 Main St. in McBride, is being relocating to the former “Logger and the Lady” building on 2nd Avenue. The building will house a variety of local artisans, local home businesses and anyone interested in working together and “having some fun,” according to Jackson, owner of Odds N Ends. Jackson plans to have the store converted by March 1, and open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special summer evening events. “We will have permanent vendors and seasonal vendors who have made or grown their own products,” she said. All local businesses are invited to provide a service, product or “coupon” for one day of the week while open. If you have another idea for something else, Jackson is open to hearing from you.

She feels that this will expand the idea of “shopping local” and include everyone interested. “We see this as a way to give home-based and travelling artisans a storefront and Main Street presence,

and who are eager for the opportunity to provide whatever locals want to see and do in this historic building.” Jackson can be contacted at 250569-2645 or by email at oddsnends@

The Village of Valemount and Tourism Valemount are seeking quotes from qualified proponents for designing and building 2 log structures for highway billboards. The size of the structures is 10’ x 20’. Please submit quotes to Jennifer Robinson, Village of Valemount, Phone: 250.566.4435 Closing Date for quotes: Friday, February 8, 2013 Closing Time: 4:00 p.m.

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Local woman to offer stop smoking clinic in Valemount by Marie birKbeCK Contributor

To kick off National Non-Smoking Week (Jan 20 to 26), certified hypnotherapist, Sherral Shaw hopes to use her knowledge and skills to help people in Valemount quit smoking. She does say though, that there are no guarantees; the final outcome is up to the individual. This is not a quick fix, there is no magic and clients have to do the work. Why hypnotherapy? A 1992 University of Iowa study in the Journal of Psychology showed that on average, hypnosis was more than three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times more effective than trying to quit alone. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a relaxed state. It is usually regression therapy in which the therapist assists the client in going back from effect to cause. Hypnotherapy assists in eliminating a negative issue (symptom or habit) that plays a vital role in the client’s life, causing limitations. Hypnotherapy is a very powerful therapy because it bypasses the conscious mind, the source of all thought, judgement and decision, and accesses the subconscious mind, the home of the imagination, the seat of emotions and

the control centre of all habit patterns and conduct. This clinic is not about quitting; it is for those who would like to quit, but are not sure they are ready to make that decision yet. What this clinic will do is give powerful tools that will assist in the process when you are ready to kick the habit. There is absolutely no judgement and no pressure to commit to quit. The three-and-a-half hour workshop will provide the tools and assist you to quit. Shaw has put together a 13-minute CD that, when used as directed, should help the user to make the desired changes in their habit. Shaw talks about the concept of hypnosis, reprogramming the subconscious, and little things that one can do in their daily life to aid one in quitting smoking. For example, when you do decide to quit, change your habits, buy the package rather than a carton; when you go out, take only three cigarettes with you instead of a full pack. Many people resist attending a clinic like this for fear of commitment or failure. Shaw says it is actually better that you have not quit or set a target date when you start the program. The recording will lead you through the process; clients will quit, on their own, when they are ready. Please call Shaw at 250-566-0154 (day) or 250-5664897 (evening) or email for more information.

The Village of Valemount is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced proponents for designing and printing a Summer-Winter Tourism Guide for the Valemount Area. The purpose of the guide is to promote local attractions, facilities, and services and to improve visitors’ experience. The guide will be distributed by Visitor Information Centres in BC and locally by hotels/motels, and businesses. Request for Proposal may be downloaded at Closing Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Closing Time: 4:00 pm.

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SPecial eVentS Movie and Singing at the vSS theatre Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. Valemount Elementary School presents an evening of singing followed by the movie “Hotel Transylvania” in the VSS Theatre. Cost: $5 per person, proceeds to fund year-end field trips for the school. royal Canadian legion valeMount #266 Soup, SandwiCh and Bake Sale On Saturday, Jan 26, from11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Legion Hall. Call Shirley at 250-566-9829 or Terri at 250-566-4406 FaMily Fun @ the MCBride liBrary. Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Help celebrate Family Literacy Day with games, stories and snacks. All are welcome! Beyond the Market preSentS Future FarM ConneCt On Saturday, Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the E-Free Church in McBride. All agriculturalists - past, present and future are invited to join in this fun, interactive series to support a stronger community of farming practices. Free session includes dinner. Contact Jillian at 250-562-9622 ext. 115 or




MONDAYS: • Play and Learn from 10 a.m. to noon at the Valemount Community Hall. • Valemount Seniors Carpet Bowling 9 a.m. at the Golden Years Lodge. • Royal Canadian Legion General meetings every third Monday of month at 7:30 p.m. in Legion. tueSDAYS: • Valemount Children’s Activity Centre Board Meeting third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Centre beneath the Community Hall (the red door). • Council Meeting second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Everyone welcome. • Volleyball 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Valemount Secondary School gymnasium. Sign up for the season or drop in. Must have indoor shoes. Call Suzanne Bloodoff 250-5669979. WeDNeSDAYS: • Public Library Board Meeting Every second Wednesday at 5 p.m. Downstairs at the library. • Valemount seniors music night 7 to 9 p.m. Golden Years Lodge • Toastmasters meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Best Western. • Valemount Arts & Cultural Society

SnoFeSt Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. McBride Youth Committee presents a free family fun day near the Village Park. Come out for snow golf, bowling, shoeing, skiing, sculpture, hot chocolate, hockey and more. Contact RVSS (250-569-2266) for more info. valeMount winter FeStival 2013 Feb. 9 and 10, 2013 Get ready for a fun-filled, energetic outdoor winter experience at the annual Valemount Winter Festival. This year besides the traditional snowmobile poker run, raising money for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, snowmobile drag races are back. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Racing Association, Tourism Valemount and VARDA are presenting the second annual Snowmobile Drag Races including a class for local racers, Jr. amateur, and mini sled class. For more information check out

meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Library. Call 250-566-9049. • Meditation classes at The Gathering Tree at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5/week. Call Regena 250-566-9181 tHuRSDAYS: • Cribbage Game at Golden Years Lodge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone Welcome! • Chamber of Commerce Quarterly General Meetings third Thursday of January, April, July and October at 4:45 p.m. • Saddle & Wagon Club Meeting third Thursday at 7 p.m. 566-9707. • Valemount Family Support Group will meet the last Thursday of every month at the old Village Office, 99 Gorse St., at 7:30 p.m.. For families dealing with mental health issues. Call Irene Brady at 250- 566-1958. • Adult recreational badminton from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Valemount Secondary School. Drop-ins welcome. FRIDAYS: • Valemount Legion Friday Night dinners starting at 5 p.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous Friday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Catholic Church basement. SAtuRDAYS: • Valemount circle dance. For more info please contact 250 566-1782.

VAleMOuNt GOOD SHEPHERD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 3rd Ave & Elm St. 1-877-314-4897 Sunday 8:30am / Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat-9am / Wed & Fri 7pm ANGLICAN UNITED CHURCH 7th & Cedar. 250-566-4797 Sunday Worship 10am

the CoMpadreS Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Valemount Community Theatre. James Keelaghan and Latin guitarist Oscar Lopez are Juno award-winning folk artists who have become notable independent Canadian roots recording artists. With Celtic influences their sometimes rollicking and sometimes melancholy folk material is fused with Lopez’s fiery guitar vibe. Tickets are on sale at Infinity Office and Health.

NEW LIFE CENTRE 1247 - 1st Ave. 250-566-4824 Family Worship 10:30am. Prayer meeting Thurs 7pm CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERVICES 250-968-4349 or 250-566-4568 Sunday 3pm, Sun. School 3pm VALLEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 250-566-9996, Praise & Worship 11am Worship Service on Sun 10:30am

high SoCiety valentineS ConCert and danCe in Valemount on Feb. 15 at 9:00 p.m. Venue to be announced. StorytiMe with Mother gooSe Wednesdays at 10 a.m., at the McBride Library. Aimed at families with children around the age of two. Join Robson Valley Support Society and McBride Library staff for songs, stories, rhymes, and fingerplay fun! MCBride parent-Child playgroup at the MCBride liBrary Fridays at 10 a.m. Open to all caregivers and their kids. Drop by for play time and to meet with other families in the area!


OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monday February 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm Village Council Chambers 735 Cranberry Lake Road. This meeting is open to the General Public. VCF Phone: 250 566-4610

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• Tete Jaune Community Club meetings held the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Tete Jaune Hall.


• Dunster Winter Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday’s at the Dunster Community Hall.


• McBride Community Forest Open quarterly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month on January 9, April 3, July 3, and October 2 at the McBride Village Council Chambers at 7 p.m. tueSDAYS: • Royal Canadian Legion meetings on first Tuesday, monthly. • Community Badminton at McBride secondary school at 7 p.m. • TOPS 6:45 p.m. weigh-in, 7:15 p.m. meeting. Health Unit in McBride. New members welcome. Call Brenda Molendyk 569-3113 • Village Council Meeting second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Village Council Chambers. • Alcoholics Anonymous every Tuesday, 8 p.m. at the Health Unit. • Ready, Set and Learn at the Elementary School. Families and their two to five year olds who

VALEMOUNT COMMUNITY CHURCH E-Free Church NEW location the old Sporting & Clothing building on 5th Ave Every 2nd Sunday at 11:00 a.m. McBRIDe ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 197 Dominion, 250-569-2606 Sun. Communion Service 11am

attend will engage in play-based early learning activities. Call 5692721 to register. • Words of Whimsy - creative writing for teens at 7 p.m. at the McBride Library. WeDNeSDAYS: • Pickle ball at McBride Secondary School at 7 p.m. • Storytime with Mother Goose at the McBride library at 10 a.m. • Diabetes Support Group first Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Beaverview Lodge Sat. 10 a.m. -12 p.m., 441 Dominion St. • Support Group For Families Dealing With Mental Health Problems. Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the McBride Health Centre. More info call Norma 569-2637 or Elizabeth 968-4347. • Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the High School. New members welcome, contact Dawna Hickerty 250-569-3210. • Legion Auxiliary Bingo first and third Wednesday of the month at the Legion Hall. tHuRSDAYS: • OAPO Stitch & Knit every Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Beaverview Lodge, Hilda Murin 569-3305. SAtuRDAYS: • Writer’s Circle at 1 p.m. Alternates between Dunster Fine Arts School & McBride Library. All Welcome. Contact 250-569 2411.

ANGLICAN UNITED CHURCH 441 Dominion St., 250-569-3206 or 250-569-3386. Worship/Kids church 10am SEVENTH - DAY ADVENTIST Lamming Pit Rd, 250 569.3370 Sabbath School: Sat. 9:30am, Worship Service Sat. 11am, Pathfinders Tues 7pm, Prayer Meeting Wed 7pm

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Church 569.2378 or 569.8845 1st Ave Worship Service on Sun 10:30am MOUNTAIN CHAPEL (PAOC) Church 569-3350/Office 569-6802 Sunday Worship 11am, Prayer Service Wed. 7pm MENNONITE CHURCH Sun. Sch. 10am, Sunday Services 11am, 7:30pm Wed 7:45pm


VACS Presents: The Compadres By DONALDA BEESON Contributor

The Valemount Arts and Cultural Society will bring you their last show of the season on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss The Compadres, made up of Juno awardwinning folk artist James Keelaghan and soon-to-be Juno-winning Latin guitarist Oscar Lopez. The show will take place at the Valemount Community Theatre. About 15 years ago, emerging artists James Keelaghan and Oscar Lopez met on a flight to the Northern Lights Folk Festival in Sudbury, Ont. A decade ago, The Compadres released their first album; an album that would become one of the most notable independent Canadian roots recordings of the late 1990s. It sold over 15,000 copies independently, and earned a Juno nomination for Best Roots and Traditional Album in the group category. Truly Canadian World Fusion music, you can expect

to hear Celtic-Latin numbers, that The Compadres themselves have half-jokingly dubbed, “Celtino.” The Celtic influence is brought in through Keelaghan’s folk material and matched with the passionate guitar of Lopez’s work. Ten years later, they have released a brand new album that is just as “wild, passionate, and downright fun,” as it ever was, states the website, The Union. “The lyrics, choice of material and overall tone of the album pay tribute to the power of the Keelaghan Lopez musical friendship in helping both artists recover from personal and creative setbacks. Compadres, it seems, was just what both musical friends needed to inspire a stellar return to form.” Tickets for this show are now on sale at Infinity in Valemount. Advance ticket prices are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. They will be $5 more at the door, if there are any tickets left to sell (which VACS does not expect there to be).

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LEGAL NOTICE In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 27, 2012, at Highway 5, north of Valemount, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Valemount RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $2,700 CAD, on or about 22:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offence-related property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1163, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

In Memory of


May 28, 1932 -January 25, 2003 Love Margaret & Family MARIE BIRKBECK PHOTOS

On Saturday, Jan. 19 Sean Hogan and Birgit Kuit played at the Valemount Legion to an appreciative audience.

School District No. 57 (Prince George) On-line Kindergarten Pre-Registration On-line pre-registration is in effect for Kindergarten in all School District No. 57 elementary schools. Registration will take place beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at Children whose fifth birthday falls on or before December 31, 2013 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September 2013. Upon submission of the online registration you will receive an e-mail confirmation along with a link to two additional forms requiring completion. Bring completed forms along with a copy of the Birth Certificate to the school by February 15, 2013.

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Business Watch: Laura Bolivar, licensed property manager by allan FRedeRiCK Reporter

Laura Bolivar is now working as a licensed property manager out of the McBride Realty Centre, located at 277 Main St. Bolivar will be offering a broad spectrum of services, which include rent, lease, operations and property management under the direction of the owner. She will be involved with lease negotiations, collection of rents and other amounts, providing monthly operating statements, annual statements and maintaining full and detailed records covering the management of a property. Duties will also include advertising for vacant rental properties, supervising repairs and overseeing and managing tenants. Bolivar finds that individuals who become owners of long-term property investments prefer to receive an income from their investment rather than occupy the property themselves. “My services are sought when the property owner prefers to leave property management

and renting activities to specialists in this area, and also when their main residence is not local and proper management of their investment property would be a challenge, because they are absentee landlords,” said Bolivar. Property management is a multifaceted profession and Bolivar will strive to manage properties in such a way to keep the landlords’ interests at heart, while meeting tenants’ objectives. “I will strive for good organization, an essential part of properly managing property,” says Bolivar. Both landlord and tenant seek and expect certain rights and benefits from her services and she will endeavour to build a relationship based on trust and goodwill with them. Bolivar recently relocated here with her fiancé and two children and is looking forward to helping those in need of a licensed property manager. For further information and any inquiries on Bolivar’s services can be made through McBride Realty Centre at 250-569-2793 or via email at

Winter hoof care by biRgiT sTuTZ Contributor

Winter snow and ice provides a lot of challenges, not only for us humans, but also for our horses. Walking on frozen, uneven, rough and sometimes slippery ground can cause discomfort and even injury to horses. One important aspect of horse care that is often overlooked in the wintertime is proper hoof care. Just because most of us in the northern regions don’t ride our horses as much in winter as in the summer time, it is nevertheless vital to maintain regular hoof care. Regularly pick out your horse’s hooves to remove snow, ice, rocks and dirt. Be aware that many older horses have arthritis or similar conditions, which restrict range of motion in the joints, especially in colder weather. This may make it difficult or painful for your horse to hold up a leg for any length of time. Give your horse frequent rests by putting his foot down. Make sure you don’t over-bend any joints. You may also have to hold his foot lower when cleaning it out and not pull his back legs too far back. If you aren’t riding your horse much over the winter months, it is a good idea to pull your horse’s shoes and let him go barefoot with regular trims. As a matter of fact, any horse kept outdoors should have its shoes removed as shod feet can become packed with ice and snow, increasing the chance for slipping on snow and ice, causing bruising and injury. Pulling shoes and allowing your horse to go barefoot for a few months enhances the overall health of your horse’s feet

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Laura Bolivar in her office at McBride Realty Centre.

by allowing the hoof wall to thicken, the heels to expand, and the sole depth to increase. However, horses with flat soles or low heels might be prone to bruising if they are turned out on frozen, rough ground or are ridden without shoes. Riding horses barefoot on icy trails also provides traction challenges, so you may want to consider keeping him shod. There are several ways to prevent the snow from building up in the shod horse’s feet, such as applying a snow pad that pops out the snow or rim pads made of rubber or plastic. It’s also a good idea to give the shod horse additional traction in the form of studs or borium. Talk to your farrier on what would work best for you and your horse. Just remember that a shod horse should be kept in the barn during the wintertime. If you don’t want to keep your horse shod during winter and still plan to do some winter riding, avoid icy areas when trail riding. Some horse people use cooking oil, Vaseline, pine tar and even old motor oil to prevent the build-up of snow, but these methods are only short-lasting. A horse’s hooves are still growing in the winter months, and while the growth of the hooves slows down during the colder time of the year, they still need to be trimmed on a regular basis, whether they are ridden or not, or are kept barefoot or shod. Hoof care must be kept on schedule throughout the winter months. Trims every six to eight weeks are needed for the average horse, but some horses need trimming more often. If you neglect your horse’s hoof care over the winter, you may end up with flaring, cracks and break-offs, making it difficult to put shoes back when it’s time to shoe your horse for the upcoming riding season. However, trimming hooves excessively may lead to sore feet or even bruising from walking on rough, frozen ground. In the worst-case scenario, this can even lead to laminitis.

Valemount Public Library Adult fiction

New at the McBride Public Library Adult Fiction

Sussex Drive- Linda Svendsen Death in a Family Way- Gwendolyn Southin Rosemary Opens Her Heart- Naomi King The Art of Racing in the Rain- Garth Stein

Adult Nonfiction

Call the Midwife- Jennifer Worth The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook- Joan Harwell Allen & Mike’s Avalanche Book- Allen O’Bannon The Northern Gardener- Barbara Rayment 30 Minute Knits – Carol Meldrum

Threat vector ~ Tom Clancy The twelve tribes of Hattie ~ Ayana Mathis A bitter truth ~ Charles Todd A matter of justice ~ Charles Todd The purchase ~ Linda Spalding

Adult non-fiction

Ipad for dummies ~ Edward C. Baig Laptops for dummies ~ Dan Gookin The Canadian hikers and backpacker’s handbook ~ Ben Gadd The will of the land ~ Peter A. Dettling Wolves unleashed ~ Andrew Simpson Endless universe ~ Paul J. Steinhardt


The road less traveled The best exotic Marigold hotel World without end The big fix


The Golden Hook (Charter for Children) – Dustin Milligan “Who Could That Be At This Hour?”- Lemony Snicket A Large Jaw in Moose Jaw (Charter ...) – Dustin Milligan


Colour Blind (Catherine Cookson) Girls (season 1) State of Wonder- Ann Matchett (CDs) Einstein: His life and universe- Walter Isaacson (CDs)

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McBride farrier gary Schwartz trims one of the Falling Star Ranch horses.

Remember that proper hoof care starts and ends with regular trimming. Stutz is a Chris Irwin Gold Certified trainer and coach and operates Falling Star Ranch in Dunster, B.C. For more articles by Stutz, visit her blog at fallingstarranch.wordpress. com. Valemount Learning Centre

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Simply Accounting Level 1 Cost: $260+HST Dates: Mid January Trappers Education Course Cost: $350+HST Dates: Feb 15-17, 2013 East Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class Cost: $35 Date: Feb 17 Occupational First Aid Mid February Transportation Endorsement Mid February Traffic Control/Flagging Beginning of March Please call the Valemount Learning Centre to register or for more information 250-566-4601. Phone: 250-566-4601 • Fax: 250-566-4602

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Teacher assisTanT ii special educaTion compeTiTion #s1280 Applications are invited for the position of Teacher Assistant II – Special Education position at Jasper Junior/Senior High School. Duties will commence as soon as possible. A copy of competition number S1280 outlining the qualifications is available on the GYPSD website under “TA, Clerical, Technicians, etc.” This competition will remain open until January 30, 2013. Grande Yellowhead Public School Division appreciates all interest in this position, however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Aberdeen Publishing has an opening for the position as Publisher/General Manager of the Prince George Free Press. We are seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to continue and further enhance the strong growth this paper has experienced over the past six years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and financial management. In addition, our new publisher should be well suited to working with community groups and clients as well as developing sponsorship opportunities for the newspaper. As publisher of the Free Press, you will help develop strategy for the newspaper as it continues to serve this diverse marketplace. Aberdeen Publishing is one of Western Canada’s largest independent newspaper companies with properties in British Columbia and Alberta.

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Family Literacy Week and the wild books program By MARIE BIRKBECK Contributor

Since 1999 each Jan. 27 is set aside as Family Literacy day across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family. Valemount Public Library, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and Valemount Adult Literacy have taken it one step further and declared the entire week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 as Family Literacy Week because, according to Kim Thorn, Community Literacy Co-ordinator with CBAL, “one day is not enough.” The organizers are encouraging families to share the ways your family learns together. Submit your entry to the Library by Feb. 1, and you could be the lucky winner of one of several great prizes that have been donated. Write a poem, draw a picture, create a recipe, or play rhyming games. The choices are endless and limited only by your imagination. Information packages along with an entry form have been distributed to the schools, the day care and the parent child programs, as well as the Valemount Public Library. Thorn goes on to say that “We really want to recognize the value, and the power, of this kind of learning. It takes place all the time in so many different ways and is so important to building and supporting strong communities.” Research shows that reading to children more than once a day has a positive impact on their future academic skills says ABC Life Literacy Canada, citing Statistics Canada data. In conjunction with Literacy Week, CBAL is launching their new “Wild Books,” a fun, free book exchange program. Wild Books is a catch and release reading adventure waiting for you to discover. Keep your eyes peeled for seemingly discarded books with a “Wild Books” label. If you find one, pick it up, take it home and read it, and release it back into the wild! You can visit the blog site, to let others know about your experience. If you have a book that you would like to release into the program, pick


Some of the prizes available for this year during Family Literacy Day.

up a label at the Valemount Public Library. Once you have tagged the book, it is your job to release it. Thorn is encouraging everyone to participate and enjoy this new adventure. If you have any question about this or other CBAL programs please contact Thorn at 250-566-8467. Thorn also wishes to advise the community that ”Story Time” resumes at the Library on Friday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Exciting events in Valemount during Winterfest 2013 By MARIE BIRKBECK Contributor

Fire up those snowmobiles, wax up your skis and mark Feb. 9, 10 and 11 on your calendars and prepare yourself for three days of fun filled activity in the snow as Valemount celebrates the fifth annual winter festival! Tourism Valemount Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Robinson is excited that Saskatchewan Snowmobile Racing Association is returning to Valemount for a second year bringing the International Snowmobile Racing (ISR) sanctioned Snowmobile Drag Races on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Canoe River Campground. Robinson said that in 2012 there were sixty-five racers but the event was so successful they are expecting at least one hundred racers this year. There are a number of classes for the drag races; Stock, Improved, Mountain, Pro, Amateur, as well as classes for the locals and the Mini-Sled. Riders must register only on the day of the races, as no pre-registration will be accepted. Registration for the Drag Races opens Saturday Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Valemount Visitor Centre. Fees are $30 for the pro class, which covers insurance, tech fees and a daily SSRA

Membership fee. Amateur races pay $10; no charge for the mini sled class. Races are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at the Canoe River Campground, 6 km south of town on Highway 5. Spectator fees at the gate are only $10 for ages twelve and over, or $20 per family up to four immediate family members. Canoe Mountain Rodeo will be serving Breakfast and Lunch from the concession booth on the grounds. Awards ceremony is slated for the Valemount Community Hall at 5:30 p.m. and is open to registered participants, friends and family, but restricted to those over the age of nineteen. For technical racing information contact Dale at 306-236-3187 or Brad 306-220-3051 or visit On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Snowmobile Poker Run will be raising money for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities campaign. Valemount Area Recreation Development Association (VARDA) is preparing to host the sixth annual event at the Westridge Parking Lot. Riders can register, and pick up their cards at 9 a.m., before venturing out for a three to four hour ride through a low elevation clearly marked 30 km loop. Hot Chocolate and treats will be waiting at the warming hut at the halfway point. Back at the parking lot you will be treated to hot dogs and beverages around a bonfire. Prizes will be awarded for the

best hands, most pledges, rider categories and ghost riders. Registration and pledge forms are available online at www. Last year the Poker Rally had 46 riders and raised a total of $2,604.24 for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities and hopes to surpass that number this year. Be sure to support the riders when they come to your door On Monday, Feb. 11, the Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA) is partnering with Tourism Valemount to celebrate the first Family Day in British Columbia with another snow day event at the Camp Creek Cross Country Ski Area. Just pack up your skis, toboggans, snowshoes and make your way down Highway 5 to the Camp Creek Cross Country Ski area where YORA and Tourism Valemount are planning a small cross country ski poker run, a multigenerational fun relay race. Teams of four must have one under twelve, one over fifty and two others somewhere in between. Registrations for these events open at 11 a.m. Enjoy free chili, hotdogs and beverages. Patricia Thoni says there are other fun activities in the works and to call her at 250-566-8244 for more information.









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McBride Figure Skating Club to host flexibility workshop by birgiT sTuTZ Contributor

The McBride Figure Skating Club is in the middle of a busy season. “This is the second half of our skating season,” said Tracy Yetter, president of the McBride Figure Skating Club. “We have a busy three months ahead. Our first event is this month on Friday, Jan. 25. We have an exciting oneday workshop to offer with the world-renowned flexibility expert Alixa Sutton.” Yetter said the workshop is not only for members of the figure skating club, but the general public (skaters and nonskaters) is welcome to participate as well. According to Sutton’s biography on her website, she has over 10 years of experience working with all different types of athletes from all over the world, including gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders, synchronized swimmers, trampolinists, contortionists, ice skaters, equestrians, circus artists, divers and others. She has worked for

Cirque du Soleil on “Kooza” as a choreographer, trainer and creator; for Cavalia on “Odysseo” as an equestrian performer; as an independent swinging trapeze solo artist; and she is also the creator of the “Mystic Pixies”, the first US kids contortion troupe. Sutton now travels all over the world giving workshops and lectures, and has given seminars or workshops for the USA National Gymnastics Congress, the Alberta Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, the BC Synchronized Swimming Association, the Ontario Gymnastics Coaching Congress, the Alberta Tumbling and Trampoline Association, the US World Championship Vaulting Team, Le Ecole National du Cirque, the USA National Rhythmic Team, the SF Ballet members, the American Youth Circus Organization, and hundreds of individual facilities and clubs. Sutton’s workshops cover how to safely increase flexibility, using flexibility to prevent injuries, correct stretching techniques, new stretching and warm-up techniques, how to use flexibility to improve competitive skills, and stretches students can do at home. She also works

with the teachers to help them integrate the new material into their programs, gives them motivational techniques, and helps them with specific issues. “Sutton’s non-invasive stretching techniques get results fast, often an instant result,” said Yetter. “We are very excited that we are able to offer her expertise to our club. Although it is costly to have her here, we are only asking the participants to cover a small portion of the costs. The McBride Figure Skating Club is covering the balance of the cost. A small reward for the club’s hard work over the past years.” Each session will have a maximum of 15 participants and a minimum of two. Spots are filling up fast, but if you are interested in participating in one of the classes, contact Yetter at 250-569-2517 or 250-569-7066 or by email at For more information on Sutton, visit www. You can also find examples of her work on Facebook at Alixa Flexibility.

Valemount’s new and improved Snow Removal Policy by donalda beeson Contributor

At the Jan. 8, Village of Valemount Council Meeting, council approved Draft Policy 33 - Snow Removal Policy. In her administration report to council, Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Yanciw explained that, the existing Valemount Snow Removal Policy was inconsistent with previous council resolutions and required updating. A Policy Review Committee prepared a revision to remedy that need. A draft was presented to council for review in April 2012. As per council’s request, that draft was reviewed by a group, including some downtown tenants and property owners, and Chamber of Commerce volunteers, Patricia Thoni and Mike Simms. A meeting was also held in which all downtown tenants and property owners were invited to review the second draft policy, after which further revisions were made based on that feedback, as well as perspectives from the Community Conversations meeting and from Public Works. The new policy sets clear “snow removal and ice control standards for the Village of Valemount Council, citizens, and staff to be aware of and to follow.” The Village intends to “maintain Village streets in a safe and passable condition

during the winter months by removing snow and controlling ice so as to allow the Village to function under normal winter weather conditions.” The policy sets priorities, recognizing that “there will be situations when the immediate demand for snow and ice control measures will exceed the available resources of the Village.” With that in mind, the first priority is 5th Avenue, the frontage road, and the street by the ambulance station. Second priority is the streets by both the secondary and elementary schools. The third priority is the remainder of the residential streets and two alleys immediately to the north and south of 5th Avenue, between Birch and Dogwood Streets (snow rows will be cleared from driveways during clearing of residential streets). Fourth priority is the residential alleys, which will only be cleared after all of the above have been cleared, sanded, and salted. The Bigfoot Trail will also be cleared as a fourth priority. Regarding sidewalks, when snowfall is seven and a half centimetres or more, the Village will clear one pass of downtown sidewalks prior to business hours. At all other times, the clearing of sidewalks along 5th Avenue between Dogwood and Birch will be the responsibility of the property owner or tenant. Sidewalks must be cleared of snow by 10 a.m. on weekdays, and within 24 hours of a snowfall over

three inches on weekends. Normal snow clearing operations will take place during the Public Works crew’s regular winter hours, though snowclearing may commence outside of such hours when the snowfall is extremely heavy. Ice control measures on streets and sidewalks will include intersections being sanded after snow clearing, when the road surface is slippery, or sand is required. Fire hydrant locations will be marked, and those locations will be cleared of snow following street plowing to maintain fire department access. All other above ground structures on Village road right-of-ways, including utility company plant, kiosks, and similar structures, must be clearly marked by owners to minimize the chance of damage by snow operations. Citizens should be aware that snow placed on streets, lanes, or sidewalks in any manner that could create a hazard by private individuals or companies will not be permitted. Removal costs of such incurred by the Village will be charged to the property owner. This is just part of the policy; if you wish to view the full policy or if you have any concerns, they can be addressed to the Village office reception.

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camper with truck 1995 Wilderness 5th wheel camper 21.5 feet. Sleeps 6 people with queen size upper bed. Fridge, 4 burner stove/oven, propane heated, AM/FM stereo, shower tub, with 12 ft. awning $700.00 In great condition. 1996 Ford F-250 extended cab short box, 196,000km, truck canopy included. Asking price is $10,000 for BOTH OBO. If interested call Jocelyn 250-5664491 (home) or 250-566-1700 (cell) GTS SEPT 5

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rentals Funished one and two bedroom homes, bachelor suites in Valemount. Short term or long term. Contact message 250-566-9884 or email JAN 31 For Rent- Three bedroom mobile home in Riverbend Mobile Home Park 5 km west of McBride $575/month. Phone 250-569-8845 JAN 24 CN APARTMENTS in Valemount- 1 & 2 BR $520 & $590 plus hydro. No pets. JUNIPER MANOR -Furnished Bachelor $450 plus hydro. 2 BR $550 plus hydro. Scott 250566-1569 FEB 14

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Snowmobilers reminded to stay clear of closed areas Submitted By The B.C. Conservation Officers Service

About 98 per cent of the world’s mountain caribou live in British Columbia. Most recent mountain caribou population surveys indicate that around 50 per cent of the mountain caribou in the province are found in the mountains of the Omineca, most of them in the sub-alpine forests, and alpine, in the mountains visible to the east of Prince George. Based on 2010 data, the estimated population of mountain caribou in the Hart Ranges near Prince George was 560, of a provincial total estimate of only 1681 mountain caribou left in the province. 2012 data has the population at 532 in the Hart Range; which form the natural border between British Columbia and Alberta. These mountains are a popular destination for snowmobilers - both local and thrillseeking adventurers from Alberta and beyond. The Conservation Officer Service would like to remind snowmobilers that snowmobiling in closed areas is an offence under the Wildlife Act and can result in violation tickets or significant court-imposed fines and seizures of equipment. If snowmobilers are found chasing or harassing caribou, severe penalties will be sought. It’s the rider’s responsibility to make sure they know where the closures are. Signs cannot be erected all over the landscape to keep riders informed and out of boundaries. Flights and enforcement activities will continue through the season to ensure compliance. One of the major issues with snowmobile disturbance is that caribou have been documented to flee and abandon areas of high use for suboptimal habitat. If snow conditions prevent movement or habitat is not accessible, caribou that remain in high sled use areas can become stressed. This can be especially hard on calves and may result in heightened mortality, which leads to population declines. Caribou rely on deep powder to keep a buffer between themselves and predators. Since 2009, government has closed areas to snowmobile use across the mountain caribou range in order to support population recovery. Currently, a plan is being carried out

and aimed at recovering mountain caribou populations, including habitat protection, enforcing snowmobile restrictions and managing the predatorprey system. For further information closure information and downloadable maps visit snowmobile-closures. Caribou appear to be most vulnerable to predation if their habitat has become fragmented by fires, logging, access roads, and other developments. Fires and logging also create habitats that attract other ungulates into Caribou range, which in turn increases the number of predators. Human access increases the potential for disturbance. Ploughed roads, snowmobiles, and other trails may make it easier for wolves to enter caribou habitat. Wildlife managers stress that planning for B.C.’s caribou must maintain suitable lichen-producing winter ranges, minimize habitat fragmentation within caribou range, manage human access and manage habitat to keep predators away from caribou. The Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) encourage all individuals, clubs or organizations to be a part of the caribou recovery initiatives by promoting compliance, assisting with erecting signage, monitoring and reporting both compliance and non-compliance. Please report infractions of snowmobiling or prohibited activities in closed areas to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. All callers remain anonymous and tips leading to a successful prosecution can be subject to a reward. Please note that if you observe an environmental violation, take as much information as you can, including descriptions about the parties involved, their actions, locations and licence plate numbers and anything else you think might help an investigation. Local enforcement staff with the Ministry of Environment and the Forestry and Natural Resource Operations Division would also like to remind everyone to take the proper precautions when recreating in the backcountry and areas where avalanches can occur. Never go alone, take a recreational avalanche course, know how to use, and always carry

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January 24, 2013 edition of The Valley Sentinel

Volume 28, Issue 4  

January 24, 2013 edition of The Valley Sentinel